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File Loading Hi there whenever i try to load an Exel Worksheet onto my memory stick it says "The directory or file could not be created"

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Re: File Loading

First save the waorksheet and later try copying it to your memory stick

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When I plug in my Lexar memory stick, and try to save a file to the removable drive (J) which is the memory stick says I can't because it doesn't exist. Help?

Hi, Neil.

Look in "My Computer" to see if another drive letter was created when your memory stick was plugged in. Sometimes, another drive letter is created. Try dragging and dropping the file you want to save.

In case you are not aware, in each computer, the drive letter for a memory stick could be different, depending how a computer is set up.

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ALTERNATIVE: If you really do not want to reformat the card, you might try to remove a few pics to free up space in teh directory and then create a subfolder to store picture in. Object in this subfolder should not be counted at the root.

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Just a guess, but I'm thinking the problem may lie in the format of the media. Try to format in FAT32. Also make sure that the full card is used ( don't do only 500mb or such ) FAT file system used to only allow a certain amount of space for
(F)ile (A)llocation (T)ables, and I think only a certain length of file names ( I'm thinking 8 character ), while FAT32 allows for 32 character file names, and allows for more FAT table information. I wouldn't ty NTFS if it does allow, as some portable devices do not read them, but fat and fat32 should be universal...

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